Registration Underway for UNCW Summer Camps

Monday, May 16, 2016

With school almost out for the summer, now is the time to get your child enrolled in camp. UNCW offers a variety of outstanding academic enrichment programs and summer camps for youth of all ages and interests.

Chemistry and Forensics
Participants will see firsthand why “Chemistry Rocks!” as they learn the fundamentals of chemical reactions, crime scene investigative techniques and DNA analysis. A discount is available for those who attend two camps during the same week for a full-day camp experience. These fun-filled sessions are led by UNCW graduate chemistry students and improve critical thinking skills while stimulating scientific curiosity.

Additional information and registration deadlines available online.

Engineering and Robotics
“Engineering Expectations” offers four age-specific options, each exploring a specific engineering discipline. Each week focuses on a different area of problem-solving and challenges that engineers undertake.

New programs for summer 2016 include:

  • Make Room for Girls (ages 8-9): Learn how to use engineering design principles to optimize your space.
  • DIY Maker Camp (ages 10-11): Take arts and crafts to the next level by incorporating engineering into electronics, 3-D printing, woodworking and more.
  • Girls Around the Globe (ages 12-14): Gain a global perspective about different ways that female engineers can change the world.
  • Sports Engineering (ages 12-14): Discover how engineering influences the way different sports are designed and played and then engineer your own game.

To view all choices, visit the Engineering and Robotics website.

Junior Seahawk Academy
The Junior Seahawk Academy is designed for students ages 10-14 from economically disadvantaged and underrepresented populations to develop interests in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and health care. Participants will learn while having fun exploring technology and other creative activities. Session one begins June 27 and session two starts July 5. Application information can be found online.

UNCW has the honor of being the state’s coastal university. What better place for your child to be exposed to cutting-edge ocean research than through MarineQuest summer programs? More than 30 options are available for youth between the ages of 4 and 17.

New programs for summer 2016 include:

  • Treasure SEAkers (ages 7-9): Plow coastal waters in search of sunken ships and buried treasure while learning the history of seafaring along our coast.
  • Turtle Trek (ages 10-11): Explore sea turtle life cycles and follow the great migrations they undertake seasonally to feed, mate and nest.

For complete information, visit the MarineQuest website.

Young Writers Workshop
The Young Writers Workshop is an annual five-day camp (July 12-July 16) for high schoolers to study the craft of writing. The workshop is organized and operated by UNCW's esteemed department of creative writing. Participants have the opportunity to study with published authors, faculty members and graduate students from the department's Master of Fine Arts program. Participants room in UNCW’s residence halls and dine in Wagoner Hall, supervised by graduate student counselors. The counselors are available at all times for unstructured interaction, assistance with writing projects and moral support. The workshop fee covers tuition, housing and three meals per day. To find out more and register, click here.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program
From July 10-15, rising eighth graders and high schoolers will work with faculty, entrepreneurs and current UNCW students to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and business in a fun environment. The program provides an introduction to entrepreneurship and “hands-on” project development in teams, culminating with team project presentations to parents, UNCW guests and local business leaders. Apply by June 1.

Sport Camps

A variety of athletic camps will be held on the UNCW campus this summer. Sports include girl’s and boy’s soccer, baseball, tennis, volleyball, girl’s and boy’s basketball, softball and swimming. Please note these camps are not supported, controlled or supervised by UNCW and are under the sole supervision, control and sponsorship of the designated camp directors.

-- Caroline Cropp